Ger Tzadik (Sorta): A man on the path of conversion to Orthodox Judaism. He just started the blog, but it should be fascinating.Check them out!
Life in Israel: Analytical, thoughtful, insightful perspective on... well, the title. Truly excellent.
Greetings from the French Hill: A couple (Oleh Chadasha & Oleh Yashan), but mainly the wife, blogging about a bit of everything. I normally don't have the patience for longer posts, but those are the best ones on this blog - truly breaking down a topic while keeping things interesting.
Meanwhile, here's what I'm up to the next week and a half or so, including 2 trips - Cleveland & Los Angeles: (bring on the jokes, Jack & Stacey!) [Blogging will likely be lighter - ya know, like a normal person...]
TONIGHT/TOMORROW: Format, edit, and add (mostly charts) to 32 pages of material so it turns into a 50-page thesis someone can hand in to receive their Masters in Business Administration. I actually rather enjoy the topic (GDP, Dollar Valuation, & Dollar Depreciation), so this shouldn't be too bad.Looking forward. So, who's going to say hello?
FRIDAY: Fly to Cleveland for the weekend, visit Grandma!
FRIDAY NIGHT: Staying at a friend's brother in Beachwood, eating at another friend's (my chavrusa) parents with a number of others who are in for the same wedding.
Oneg after the meal at the shul for the friend who is getting married - should be great. He's the only friend of mine who was in the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, WITS, OJ, and Lander with me, and I am good friends with everybody who will be there. (Heck, almost all have eaten at my apartment on a regular basis...)
SHABBOS: Aufruf, then meal with everybody at the shul. Re: the aufruf, he's 6'5, so it's not like he can avoid thrown items just by ducking... this should be fun. Re: the meal, I've schnorred food off him for 10 years, so why stop now?
MOTZEI SHABBOS: Hopefully, I'll find tickets (some other guys got already) - the Cavs and Lebron James host the Sixers and Allen Iverson at the "Q" - Quicken Loans Arena. Quick note on LBJ... Nov. 28 PPG/6 RPG/5 APG; Dec. 32/6/7; Jan. 33/8/8. Tonight, he started off February 26/11/10, a triple-double, on a terrible shooting night for him. Can he average a triple-double for a month?!
SUNDAY: Wedding, then SuperBowl XL! Hopefully, they won't overlap much (and yes, he's a jerk for scheduling his wedding at 2pm...). How many dumb XL commercials will there be? I'm trying to figure out what will be funnier - the commercials, or the shtick at this guy's wedding. Knowing the guys who are coming, and knowing the quality of Super Bowl commercials the last 5 years or so, the winner is: The guys, by a landslide. Bunch o' wackos. Of course, this means I'll likely miss the beginning of the Super Bowl. This may be a good thing, as I'm not all that thrilled with the matchup; knowing my luck, though, the best parts of the game will be early.
MONDAY: Fly back to New York.
TUESDAY: Fly early-morning to Los Angeles, via Atlanta (ouch). Meeting with a lot of people about one job that is really intriguing. Hopefully I'll have some time to spend with my sister-in-law's family as well... I know I'll have some free time there, but they're going to send me a more firm schedule later. Anyone want to meet up? I'm not sure I'll have a car, but I'll be all over the place...
WEDNESDAY: Same as Tuesday.
THURSDAY: See Wednesday - then flying back on the overnight flight to New York (direct, JetBlue, thank God), arriving Friday early morning.